Terry Gilliam's Next Dystopian Film Set Shots Are Surprisingly Colorful

By Kristy Puchko 2012-11-26 17:05:47discussion comments
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From the bizarre bureaucracy of Brazil, to the plagued earth of 12 Monkeys and the nightmarish world of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, writer-director Terry Gilliam has created some of cinema's most haunting and memorable dystopias. So fans of the wildly imaginative and ambitious filmmaker shouldn't be surprised that his next venture, called The Zero Theorem is set in a world gone mad, in this case an Orwellian dystopia.

The drama stars Inglorious Basterds' Academy Award-winning and scene-stealing supporting player Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, a computer programmer toiling to understand the meaning of existence. However, surrounded by "mancams" that report all unusual actions back to the shadowy corporate authority known as the Management, Leth finds his efforts repeatedly interrupted by distractions, including a teenager and a lusty love interest. David Thewlis, Tilda Swinton, and Matt Damon will co-star. Thanks to Bleeding Cool, you can see if you can spot any of them below in this on location footage captured by an onlooker in the streets of Bucharest, Romania.



Whether or not you can spot any stars (or maybe just their stuntmen), the vid above gives a pretty interesting look at the film. For one, you have someone seemingly dressed like one of Santa's elves and someone else dressed as Death in a berry-colored convertible that tears down a street, whizzing past by candy-colored people and props, with what appears to be a fleet of teeny dull-colored Smart Cars in pursuit. Make of that what you will.

The Zero Theorem is expected to be released next year.
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